Title: Last Chance for Justice
Author: Kathy Macias
Publisher: B&H Books
Source: Advance copy from publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Rating: 3 out of 5
Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared. Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small home town of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.
Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery. It isn’t long before Rachel has two men — a handsome CPA and the youth pastor — seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn’s attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery. As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.
Rachel and Lynn travel to Bloomfield to claim their inherited house. Lynn has spent her entire childhood here before she got married and left with her husband. She doesn’t want to stay in Bloomfield any longer than she needs to. All she wants to do is restore the house and sell it off. Lynn is still reeling from the loss of her husband. Her daughter Rachel knows that her mother is still suffering and offers to accompany her on this trip. Rachel soon attracts the attention of the young men and soon there are two young men vying for her hand
Lynn’s late brother was keen to solve the only mystery in Bloomfield that of Last Chance Justice. Who is this Last Chance and how did he get such a queer name? This is an interesting yet relaxing read. I thought this would be a dark complex book but even though there is a mystery, the atmosphere of the book is relaxed and light-hearted.